Jim Carrey and Aaron Taylor-Johnson star in "Kick-Ass 2." (Universal Pictures)
Despite being one of the stars of the upcoming comic book actioner "Kick-Ass 2," Jim Carrey has come out in opposition of the film. In light of the Sandy Hook tragedy in December, the 51-year-old Canadian actor has now publicly condemned the movie, about a group of regular Joes who fight crime.
"I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," Carrey tweeted. This, despite the fact that his character, Colonel Stars and Stripes, doesn't even use bullets.
The Ontario native apologised to the other people involved with the film, who include stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, director Jeff Wadlow and comic book writer Mark Millar.
So how violent is "Kick-Ass 2"? Very, as Millar wrote in response to Carrey on his website.
"Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin," Millar wrote. "A sequel to the picture that gave us HIT-GIRL was always going to have some blood on the floor and this should have been no shock to a guy who enjoyed the first movie so much."
Millar expressed how "baffled" he was by Carrey's change of heart. "Jim's character in Kick-Ass 2 is a Born-Again Christian and the big deal we made of the fact that he refuses to fire a gun is something he told us attracted him to the role in the first place," he wrote.
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